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All-Time High 86 Baylor Student-Athletes Earn Degrees


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WACO, Texas - In graduation ceremonies held at the Ferrell Center on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, an all-time high 86 Baylor student-athletes from 15 sports earned their bachelor's (82) or master's degree (4). All-told, 1,362 student-athletes have earned their bachelor's degree since Baylor joined the Big 12 Conference in 1996.

The spring graduating class of 82 receiving bachelor's degrees continues the 2012-13 Baylor academic year. A group of 23 student-athletes graduated during fall commencement exercises in December while 17 are projected to graduate in August ceremonies.

"We are very proud of our student-athletes who excelled both academically and athletically at Baylor," said Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. "These student-athletes are a part of the most successful era in Baylor Athletics history and graduate with our best wishes for continued success and happiness."

Baylor student-athletes receiving degrees in May ceremonies include:

Acrobatics & Tumbling (1): Stephanie Bohmler
Baseball (11): Crayton Bare, Kolt Browder, Steve DalPorto, Seth Dorsey, Shaver Hansen, Miles Landry, Wes Mercurio, Jake Miller, Nathan Orf, Cal Towey, Landis Ware
Men's Basketball (4): Anthony Jones, J'Mison Morgan, Jacob Neubert, AJ Walton
Women's Basketball (4): Mariah Chandler, Kimetria Hayden, Shanay Washington, Destiny Williams
Equestrian (17): Courtney Acarregui, Barbara Aitken, Nicole Antonini, Melanie Appel, Ryan Batson, Taylor Brown, Sammy Francis, Ashley Garza, Kayla Horn, Kelsey O'Brien, Dominique Pollett, Emily Polhemus, Olivia Rogers, Stephanie Schroeder, Jaden Schupp, Hannah Troop, Kim Woodsum
Football (15): Chance Casey, Rodney Chadwick, Stefan Huber, Kaeron Johnson, Kolton Lye, Glasco Martin, Chris McAllister, Anthony Moore, Jordan Najvar, Kevin Park, Bryce Petty, Michael Valdez, Ivory Wade, Chris Winkler, Dominique Zeigler
Men's Golf (1): Matt Seligmann
Women's Golf (1): Chelsey Cothran
Soccer (5): Kate Beaudoin, Hannah Dismuke, Caitlin Fennegan, Michelle Hagen, Dana Larsen
Softball (5): Whitney Canion, Kelsi Kettler, Courtney Repka, Kathy Shelton, Megan Turk
Men's Tennis (3): Chris Gordon *, Denes Lukacs, Jordan Rux
Women's Tennis (2): Karolina Filipiak +, Sona Novakova
Men's Track (6): Ben Allen, Taylor Jackson, Blake Niccum, Brandon Reed, Dennis Scruggs, Tyler Stewart
Women's Track (7): Jasmine Adekoya, Jessica Gabler, Leigh Ann Ganzar +, Christina Holland, Brittany OgunMokun, Diamond Richardson, Ivorie Walker
Volleyball (3): Torri Campbell, Alison King, Brittany Ridenour +

*Bachelor and master's degree (dual program)

+Master's degree